NEW eSafety Webinar for Parents

PLEASE take care at Drop Off and Pick Up times in streets surrounding the College.  Your patience and dilligence is appreciated.

Northern Oval Revegetation Project - SAVE THE DATE - Thursday May 13 ...details coming soon!

Yr7 to HS in 2022 - Dept for Ed Update, Week 10 Term 1

Courage • Creativity • Resilience • Respect


Avenues College has a Wellbeing Team who offer a wide range of services and support for students, staff and parents. They provide counselling as well as referral to government and non-government agencies to support members of the school community.

The Student Wellbeing Team consists of:

  • Mari Terreri - Head of Wellbeing B-12
  • Narelle Christiansen - Student Wellbeing Leader R-6 
  • Kimberly Walker - Student Wellbeing Leader 7-12 
  • Mike Haynes - Student Wellbeing Leader, AITSI, EAL/D
  • Bron Jory - Pastoral Care Worker 
  • Youth Workers - Vivienne Raikes and Tom Duddy
  • An Aboriginal Student Education Team including ....
    • Head of Inclusion - Sue Sifa
    • AbEd Coordinator B-12 - Tracy Glazier
    • AET - Sonja Wilson
    • ACEO - Lisa Rigney
    • ACEO - Robbie Young
    • ASETO  - Brenda Rogerson

Student Wellbeing Leaders

The Student Wellbeing Leaders are available for a confidential chat about anything that might be getting in the way of enjoying school, and achieving future goals. This might be stress, worries about studies, feeling low in mood more often than usual, and issues with friends and/or family. Everything discussed is completely confidential, meaning your information will not be shared without your consent. There are occasional exceptions to this, which will be discussed during the first meeting.

The school-based counselling service offers:

  • support to encourage attendance and learning at school
  • help to manage relationships with family, teachers and peers
  • support to manage issues of concern
  • information about and referrals to other support agencies
  • course and career guidance

Students can arrange to meet with us by visiting us directly at our office, or completing an appointment request slip available from student services.

Parents/guardians are encouraged to seek support from the Wellbeing team by contacting the front office  8261 2733

Out Of Hours

If support is required out of school hours and during school holidays for any wellbeing issues, options include:

  • If urgent, contacting 000 or presenting to your local hospital emergency department;
  • Making an appointment to see your family doctor or GP;
  • Contacting a specialist service such as headspace or CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service);
  • Lifeline – 13 11 14
  • Kids Helpline (for young people up to 25 years of age) –  1800 55 1800
  • Beyondblue –1300 22 4636 or (online chat support)
  • Eheadspace (online counselling service for young people 12-25) –
  •  Office of the eSafety Commissioner -